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Adult Day Trips
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About Adult Day Trips

Embark on hassle-free adult day trips across Minnesota. We provide transportation, lunch and cover all tour and ticket expenses. Explore scenic wonders and cultural gems, creating lasting memories with fellow adventurers. From the North Shore’s breathtaking landscapes to Minneapolis’ cultural richness, our trips offer enriching experiences. Join us for stress-free adventures, ensuring a day filled with joy, discovery and camaraderie. Detailed schedule and description available online

 Activity Mobility level for each Trip

Level Expectation Description
Level 1: Easy Expectations: This tour requires light physical activity. Tour members should expect intermittent walking, with occasional slight inclines and stair climbs, including boarding the motor coach, boat/ferry, tram, etc. There will be some walking to general points of interest. Guests should be able to climb a set of stairs, walk up or down slight slopes and navigate some uneven terrain.

Appropriate for:
All participants including those with lower mobility and who are comfortable participating in at least three hours of activity per day.
Level 2: Moderate Expectations: This tour requires moderate physical activity. Participants should expect a moderate amount of walking. There will be time to rest between activities. To enjoy this tour, you should be prepared to walk slightly longer distances, climb stairs and tolerate periods of standing, for example on walking tours, sightseeing stops, etc.

Appropriate for: Most participants beginning with those who are moderately fit, lead semi-active lives, are comfortable participating in long days of activities and expect some moderate physical activity
Level 3: Active Expectations: This tour requires a high level of physical activity The tour includes well-paced walking tours, hikes, stairs, moderate slopes with regular breaks. Up to 2-3 hours of walking during trip. To fully take advantage of all this tour has to offer, guests need to be able to walk longer distances, climb several flights of stairs and navigate steps and uneven terrain walking for extended periods of time over more difficult terrain (e.g. cobblestones, city hills, stairs without handrails, limited or no access to elevators). Excursions require standing and walking for long periods of time where motorized vehicles may be prohibited.

Appropriate for: Participants who are physically fit, expect a vigorous pace and enjoy participating in two to three hours of physical activity per day.

Featured Courses

  • Adult Day Trip: MIA (Minneapolis Institute of Art) & Jax Cafe

    Enjoy imaginative floral interpretations of selected works of art from Mia's permanent collection, created by more than 100 commercial florists and individual artists. Guests are invited to experience the floral fragrance throughout the museum. Browse floral-inspired merchandise in the Art in Bloom Pop-up Shop. This is a self guided experience throughout the campus. There is a Gift Store and a Café. MIA inspires wonder through the power of art. The Minneapolis Institute of Art enriches the community by collecting, preserving, and making accessible outstanding works of art from the world’s diverse cultures. In 1883, twenty-five citizens of Minneapolis founded the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts, committing them to bringing the arts into the life of their community. More than a century later, the museum they created, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, stands as a monument to a remarkable history of civic involvement and cultural achievements. Mia’s permanent collection has grown from 800 works of art to more than 89,000 objects. The collection includes world-famous works that embody the highest levels of artistic achievement, our objects span from about 20,000 BCE and representing the world’s diverse cultures across six continents. The museum has seven curatorial areas: Arts of Africa & the Americas; Contemporary Art; Decorative Arts, Textiles & Sculpture; Asian Art; Paintings; Photography and New Media; and Prints and Drawings. We will then head to Jax Café which has been serving Minnesotans since 1933. It is a landmark that was established by Stanley Kozlak. He left Poland as a teenager and established a restaurant business that would support three generations after him. Lunch Menu: Baked Chicken with Mashed Potatoes, Gravy and Vegetable. Chocolate Mousse, Coffee, Tea or Milk included. Trip Mobility Level: Level 2: Moderate Expectations: This tour requires moderate physical activity. Participants should expect a moderate amount of walking. There will be time to rest between activities. To enjoy this tour, you should be prepared to walk slightly longer distances, climb stairs and tolerate periods of standing, for example on walking tours, sightseeing stops, etc. Appropriate for: Most participants beginning with those who are moderately fit, lead semi-active lives, are comfortable participating in long days of activities and expect some moderate physical activity
  • Adult Day Trip: Minneapolis Cemetery Tour

    Meet expert tour guide and speaker, Doug Ohman to explore the fascinating world of cemeteries in Minneapolis. Visit the earliest burial grounds in the area to the most current cemetery practices. Cemeteries are the last visible vestiges of our past and hold our history. They are Clues to the stories worthy of remembering by honoring those who have gone on before. Lunch will be included at Patrick’s Bakery and Café at Bachman’s. Click here to check out Doug's PBS Special - LANDMARKS: Cemeteries of Minnesota Level 2: Moderate Expectations: This tour requires moderate physical activity. Participants should expect a moderate amount of walking. There will be time to rest between activities. To enjoy this tour, you should be prepared to walk slightly longer distances, climb stairs and tolerate periods of standing, for example on walking tours, sightseeing stops, etc. Appropriate for: Most participants beginning with those who are moderately fit, lead semi-active lives, are comfortable participating in long days of activities and expect some moderate physical activity Apparel: Wear appropriate footwear for unpaved grassy areas of graveyards.